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Published: Sun, November 05, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Federal appeals court rules Cowboys RB Elliott can play Sunday

Federal appeals court rules Cowboys RB Elliott can play Sunday

A little later on Friday, Elliott returned to the Cowboys' facility to prepare for their upcoming game against the Chiefs on Sunday. It said this order does not constitute a resolution on the merits of the court case.

It is important to note that what was granted by the court was Elliott's request for a brief administrative stay (as opposed to the actual injunction or a ruling in Elliott's favor wiping out the suspension entirely), which means that for now, he is only eligible to play this Sunday. This is what Elliott had to say when asked about just accepting the suspension and getting it over with.

While the order doesn't bring an end to the running back's legal battle against the National Football League, it does mean he will suit up for the 4-3 Cowboys in their home game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. This is something I'm going to have to life with beyond football.

Elliott was suspended in August for allegedly assaulting Tiffany Thompson in July 2016.

However, the Cowboys are approaching nail-biting territory in regards to Elliott.

"My energy level is high like the rest of this team", Elliott said. It seemed like a burst of adrenaline in this team when I came in the locker room and everyone saw me and realized I was going this week. Lawrence is one sack away from becoming the fourth player in National Football League history to record a sack in his team's first eight games since sacks became an official statistic in 1982.

Elliott's status had been uncertain most of the week, but not to the Chiefs. Thought we had two good practice days on Wednesday and Thursday. If you're desperate at running back, he's not a bad flier.

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